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Creating a Named Fund

Named Gifts

Named gifts represent leadership support of the College’s highest priorities. They provide powerful academic outcomes, raise institutional profile and highlight student and faculty success. Named gifts can be endowed or annual. Those who choose to establish named funds often do so in honor or memory of someone who has made a difference in their lives. Donors may use either outright or deferred gifts to establish named funds. The College of Charleston Foundation works with individual donors to prepare guidelines for the administration of each fund.

Named Endowed Gifts

Establishing an endowment is a visionary and generous act that will help preserve the College’s mission well into the future, over many lifetimes in fact. Named endowed funds may be created to ensure future support for scholarships, fellowships, lectureships, research, programs, professorships, library acquisitions, academic chairs, scientific and technical equipment, capital improvements or other educational purposes of the College of Charleston. Endowments are invested long-term in an investment pool overseen by the Investment Committee of the Foundation Board.

Named Annual Gifts

Named annual gifts support the College of Charleston’s immediate needs in a meaningful way over a specified period of time. Donors who make named annual gifts provide the College with the flexibility required to meet its most pressing needs and pursue current opportunities.  From undergraduate research to scholarships to support for faculty, research and programs, named annual gifts benefit an extraordinary number of individuals across campus and collectively raise the College’s margin of excellence.

Swanson Scholars

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Steve and Emily Swanson

Steve Swanson '89 and Emily Molony Swanson '89 have started a scholarship fund that will bring the best and brightest to the Honors College at CofC.
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Cathy Mahon

Associate Vice President of Development

Email: mahonc@cofc.edu
Phone: (843)953-5432

66 George Street
Charleston, SC 29424